Marko Häkkinen: The Connection

A work about life's web; the visible and invisible ties people should respect.

Everything is connected. Countless connections sustain life in its various forms. We are part of a network of visible and invisible connections and depend on many things of which we understand only a little. If we have learned anything, it is how deeply we must respect what we do not yet know or understand.  

Marko Häkkinen's works are driven by the desire to create comprehensive experiences and provoke conscious contemplation through the means of light and sound. The immersive soundscape creates possibilities for unprecedented implementations, and in Häkkinen's works, sound and light are equal partners. The works are multi-layered in content, easy to approach, and each work leads to an individual experience. The connection between nature and humans, as well as awareness, are recurring themes around which Häkkinen has created works that have deeply affected visitors.  

The slowly evolving work, consisting of large light cubes, the lighting of trees and surroundings and soundscaping, symbolizes the emergence of connection, its fragility, and its life-sustaining power.  

The work is repeated four times within an hour. There is a break in between during which viewers can move around freely. The work can be walked around or viewed from different locations. The work is suitable for all ages. 

Light sources, materials and equipment used:
Custom made floating light object, Saana LED Wash, Robe Colorstrobes, Mirrorball, Hazers, Lasers, Sound System.

Dimensions of the work, approximately:
The work can be modified according to the area. But the size fork is about 160 m x 50 m.

Electricity consumption:
Power current (specification).

Does the artwork use sound?
Loud sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Structures, hardware or other equipment needed from the client:
Delimitation of the public area.

Minimum height of the space:
10 m

Minimum square meters of the space:
1000 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Dark environment and peaceful. park or other forest. Water element Plus in the area.

Building time and people required (estimate):
3 technician and 2 days.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

Seen before at:
Jyväskylä Valonkaupunki Tourujoki 2023


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
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